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Skills Check: 10-Yard Bullseye Drill

Skills Check: 10-Yard Bullseye Drill

Getting bored of drilling the bullseye up close? Why not take a step back to...
Shot Timers & Self-Defense Training: How Much Speed Do You Need?

Shot Timers & Self-Defense Training: How Much Speed Do You Need?

How much speed is possible—or necessary—to counter a violent attack?
Dry-Fire Practice: Tips From an Old Hand

Dry-Fire Practice: Tips From an Old Hand

Growing up, Bart Skelton watched his dad, Skeeter Skelton, dry-firing guns on a regular basis...
Spare Gun Parts: Why You Need Them Now

Spare Gun Parts: Why You Need Them Now

When it comes to firearm maintenance, anticipate the unexpected and keep spare parts on-hand, especially...
3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

3 Self-Defense Opinions That Don't Hold Water

Too often, Sheriff Jim hears these three claims in the personal-defense community. Here's why you...
Self-Defense Knives: Should You Carry Them?

Self-Defense Knives: Should You Carry Them?

Is carrying a knife for self-defense a wise decision? Here's one take from an expert...
5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

Many gun owners believe these five shotgun myths. Our Shotguns editor separates fact from fiction...
Impact Weapons for Self-Defense: Training & Skill-Building

Impact Weapons for Self-Defense: Training & Skill-Building

If you’re serious about self-defense, you should consider that you won’t always be able to...
Handgun Break-In: Is It Needed?

Handgun Break-In: Is It Needed?

At the gun shop the other day, while shopping for a new concealed-carry pistol, I...
The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

There's a lot of talk about the lethality of certain cartridges, but Sheriff Jim reminds...
Charging-Handle Placement: Does It Matter?

Charging-Handle Placement: Does It Matter?

Location, location, location. The placement of the charging handle on a rifle has been up...
Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Is the load in your defensive shotgun the best choice? Here’s how to find out.
Fitness & Firearms: How Light Exercise Can Improve Shooting

Fitness & Firearms: How Light Exercise Can Improve Shooting

Good firearm owners are always trying to find ways to improve their gun-handling skills, and...
Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

Every defense-minded citizen always ought to be in Condition Yellow, but that's not always possible,...
Bisley Grip Conversion: Tools, Tips & Techniques

Bisley Grip Conversion: Tools, Tips & Techniques

Single-action revolver shooters have a great love for Bisley-style grips, due to its unique fit...
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